Ah, 2020. It was a transformative year in so many ways but I definitely felt like I was in survival mode for most of the year. Intuitively, I knew my body needed so much more space for healing and self-care than usual.
With distance-learning and homeschool for my kiddos, more work than ever (so, so grateful) and hardly any alone time for this mama of three my energy was stretched thin. I’m was in desperate need of some space. My solo time is where I process and integrate all the lessons and gifts of this life. The past year I made more of a concentrated effort of putting my phone away and taking time for myself. I feel the difference in my anxiety and stress levels when I take time for myself. Loves, there’s no excuse to not allow a daily moment to yourself.
Keep reading for my little secrets to heal your body, better your mood and cultivate natural energy!
My favorite hiding spot - my sauna
No joke, I will actually go and hide in my sauna (or in my closet or bathroom) to get some time alone time. My infrared sauna sanctuary was the biggest investment in myself and my health, and I’ve never been happier about it.
Fun fact, I also helped get a sauna for my mom for her arthritis and the healing has been incredible. Since using her Clearlight Sauna she notices feeling so relaxed during and after a session. At night she sleeps so much better as there is less pain from her rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. A regular sauna treatment has the power to calm you, decrease anxiety and so many other benefits.
Why infrared saunas?
Infrared saunas gently penetrate the skin 5-8x deeper than regular heat alone and are one of the most effective and healing ways I have found to heal from toxins, physical stress symptoms and more. It feels like laying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat deep into the core of your body. Infrared rays have the ability to revitalize your cells and metabolism, soothe your muscles, relax your nervous system and sweat out toxins. There are so many incredible benefits of infrared from detox to better sleep, improved circulation, stress support, and an immune system boost.
Take the pressure off
Your sanity and happiness, moment to moment, is way more vital than checking everything off your to-do list. Start simple, one step at a time. Follow the good feelings from one into the other. Show up to the world the way you want to and the way you need it. I choose to show up with love — so my kids see it and hold on to it.
Choosing natural ways to boost energy
Slamming coffee ALL day, every day is (surprise, surprise) not good for your nervous system and adrenals! Choosing natural energy boosts like cacao lattes, liquid sunshine chlorophyll water and adaptogenic collagen lattes heal your nerves instead of killing them.
I LOVE Liquid Sunshine because it’s super alkalizing, anti-inflammatory and helps fight infections and diseases. Our unique organic mint & water infusion helps to detoxify your blood, liver and beautiful bod! Chlorophyll is the molecule found in plants that give them their bright green color and captures sunlight for photosynthesis. It helps to eliminate harmful bacteria from the body, hydrates and heals the skin and boosts your energy.
My three favorite natural energy-boosting recipes:
Blend 2 tbsp of Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein with 1 cup of nut milk and a spoonful of honey or sweetener of choice. Heat on the stove and enjoy!
COSMIC COLLAGEN LATTE
Combine 1 cup of nut milk with 2 tbsp Cosmic Elixir and 1 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice. Heat on the stovetop, sip and smile!
LIQUID SUNSHINE CHLOROPHYLL WATER
Take a huge glass of water and add 1-3 droppers full of Liquid Sunshine and hydrate! You can add lemon and cucumber and turn it into a fun herbal cocktail!
Allow time to play and flow to happen
Simple moments are truly treasured. When I am so intuitively connected to the voice within me, to the messaging within my body that is constantly sharing with me what she desires, I’m way more open to play and celebration. It’s the moments of laughter, games, dancing and exploration when we’re filled back up. We all need breaks from reality, time to decompress and allow the true beauty of who we are sink in. When we step away from our routines we gain a new perspective and find more appreciation in where we are and how far we’ve come. Allow yourself to let go, even if only for 10 minutes.
Make sure you are getting enough for YOU and your body. Try and settle down an hour before you want to get to sleep, turn the lights down, turn the computer/tv off (stimulation for the brain) and read, meditate or take a bath. Make sure you have a routine and attempt to get to sleep around the same time each evening. I love to take a bath with my Chrysalis Bath Soak and turn off my phone then go to sleep.